Histamine and the Digestive Functions

  • Giulio Bertaccini
  • Gabriella Coruzzi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 80)


Histamine occurs along the whole gastrointestinal tract of different animal species with remarkable quantitative variations according to the species and the different areas of the gut. The amine is mainly contained in the mast cells but also in the so called ECL (enterochromaffin-like) cells. Its content varies, in the human gut mucosa, between about 7 micrograms per g of the large intestine and approximately 17 micrograms per g in the gastric corpus (Lorenz et al., 1973).


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Gastric Secretion Gastrointestinal Motility Histamine Receptor Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulio Bertaccini
    • 1
  • Gabriella Coruzzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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